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Airbnb Names Legal Chief New COO Amid Senior Rank Shakeup

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As Airbnb Inc. Chief Financial Officer Laurence Tosi is leaving the home-rental company amid tensions, the company has named its legal officer to be chief operating officer.

Bloomberg reports that Belinda Johnson, formerly chief business affairs and legal officer, has taken the new role with the company as part of a shakeup in the senior ranks.

“Before joining Airbnb, Johnson served as general counsel at Yahoo and Mark Cuban’s,” according to reporter Olivia Zakeski. “She was named to the board of PayPal Holdings Inc. a year ago. As Airbnb’s operating chief, she becomes one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley.”

Read the Bloomberg article.